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Posted On Dec 23, 2019
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What is Endometriosis?
The tissue that lines the inside of the uterus is called endometrium. Endometriosis is a disorder where this tissue grows outside the uterus rather than inside it. This is usually confined to the lower abdomen, or the pelvic region, such as the ovaries, lymph nodes, peritoneum and the fallopian tubes, but in rare cases, may spread beyond the pelvic organ. This displaced endometrial tissue will grow, thicken and break down in the same way it would have inside the uterus. But in this condition, since the displaced tissue cannot be expelled outside the uterus during menstruation, it becomes trapped, irritate the surrounding tissues, and cause physical symptoms such as pain and adversely affect other bodily functions like blocking the fallopian tubes.
What causes Endometriosis?
There are some theories about why endometriosis happens.
What are the symptoms of Endometriosis?
The symptoms of Endometriosis include:
Diagnosis of Endometriosis
There is no single test for diagnosing endometriosis; instead, the doctor performs a variety of tests for an accurate diagnosis:
Currently, there is no cure for endometriosis, but the available treatment methods are aimed at reducing the severity of the symptoms and managing any complications.
There are some complementary treatment options which can be done at home to manage the symptoms. Regular physical activity like walking can help slow down the rate of progression. Avoiding coffee can also help, as caffeine can aggravate the symptoms of endometriosis.
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